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Anyone been to 'The Maxx' lately?

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TK Maxx in Rugby has got some awesome stuff in at the moment, ready for the new season, and I don't think they're fully stocked up yet!!

Pick up a pair of H/H pants for £40 (RRP £100 in Ellis Brigham) and I got the most craziest Trespass pants in puke yellow - proper 80s!!

Also picked up this:

http://www.groovstar.co.nz/clevel.htm

Never heard of Groovstar but it's a brilliant jacket. Got it for £40 in Kelly Green (to go with the pukey coloured pants). There were a few in stock but the one I got was priced up wrong - should have been £69.99 - result!!

Spotted an amazing and collectable Quicksilver jacket with a design by Futura, the guy who does all the graphics for the band U.N.K.L.E. - very desirable. Also saw the same jacket with a limited Maharishi design. Looks like TK is the place to shop the Autumn.
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Specialman, where do you suppose the DC boots came from ? wink
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IncogSkiSno, awesome. Didn't even know they did kit like that - just thought it was clothing. Awesome!! Looks like 2007 is gonna be a good year for bargain hunters... Smile
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Specialman, last year they were selling snowboards Laughing not a brand I was familier with though. This year they seem to have got the ski gear in quite early, though they always have more stock for you men than us ladies. rolling eyes I have bought most of my famiy's kit from there over the years - it is a case of good luck and hard rumaging Toofy Grin
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IncogSkiSno, agreee with the fellas Vs laydees comment. Got to go and buy Mrs. Spesh some new pants tonite, as she's in the mood for doing some boarding at MK on Friday... as long as she looks good!! Smile

Think you have to get int here quick when you're looking for lasses stuff, although the Rugby store has some awesome Nike ACG and H/H stuff in at the mo and loads of it too.
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IncogSkiSno, I am gobsmacked !!!! the DC boots were from TK Maxx Shocked ?? our Uxbridge branch never has anything like that, and the clothes are the real dregs.

Gonna pop in after work to see what they've got now snowHead
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Specialman, where do you suppose the DC boots came from ?


D.C. is owned by quicksilver and this is a brand that attempts to saturate the maket with there products, usually putting them in an overstocked situation leading to them selling to TK MAXX when the specialist retailers can't buy anymore.

Not great business sense(imo) but great for bargain hunters, even if they are last years models as a rule!
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I went in on Friday to buy some pillows, and checked out the ski gear. There wasn't much in either men's or ladies, but the ladies had a nice Columbia jacket, but only in a small size. I may be pixie in height, but it wouldn't fasten.
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Maxx down here had a Quicksilver jacket with no zip that you had to put on over your head like a poncho, plus some other good gear, but not much. They always seem to have the gear on the wrong size hangers though, real pain Very Happy
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a bit more gear there today, even some white snowboard boots for £50 DC I think - not very comfy though for me

loads of stuff for the ladies too,

even some really bright orange sallops that Stab might like wink
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rayscoops, were they the Trespass ones? I got the pukey.bile yellow ones - I look like a tit!!
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Specialman, not too sure, but they were seriously orange
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so true. It once took me the entire time that the Toyota dealer was fitting a new clutch to my car, just to find a jacket which fitted and was comfortable. That was in Waterlooville, the only TK Maxx I know around our area. But it did 3 seasons and cost £50 and I still wear it frequently.
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Specialman, if you know anyone with bile yellow tits I suggest they go and see a doctor...
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Got some really decent tube socks for £2.50p (origional price of a tenner a pair. Got 2 'onfire' T's and a quicksilver one for a tenner each. Love TKs Toofy Grin Toofy Grin
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Maxx in Salisbury had lots of Dare2Be ladies jackets @ £19.99 each. (bought two) OH got a couple of Columbia Jackets for £39.99 each. 6 pairs Trespass tube socks for £2.50 - All nice colours too. Lots of pairs of Trespass & Dare2Be salopettes. Mind you there aint much left now...if you get me drift wink
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bought some white mittens for a tenner, i just needed white gloves but mitts will do, because it is so easy to spot people on the slopes with white gloves on. Too scared to wear orange pants Very Happy
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katiebeagle, bit late now but don't buy tube socks. They wrinkle up on the top of your ankle and can get quite uncomfortable. Wearing "proper" socks (i.e. shaped, with a heel) for the forst time was a revelation for me, I dumped all my tubes and went out and bought more proper socks. Even better if you find them, you can get socks for specific left or right feet with extra padding for the bony areas. Again, just makes things a little more comfortable. Above all don't buy thick socks, get them as thin as you can find.
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nbt, I always find the thicker sock gives a bit of protection to my shin and calf at the top edge of my boot, especially early in the holiday Very Happy and please no one tell me if my technique was better I would not need thick topped socks wink
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nbt, thanks for that....they wont go to waste. I walk dogs for a living so they'll get worn out at some point. Will just have to go out and buy different socks - what a shame Laughing


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katiebeagle, skiing Shocked
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rayscoops, I can see that it would, but it also compresses and loses a tiny bit of your control. The shaped socks i mentioned do have padding along the shin for that very purpose - your technique is obviously excellent as you should be using your shins to press forward and control your boot. Not sure about your calf though...


amongst other, I use these

http://decathlon.co.uk/EN/rns-900-24183661/

Mrs NBT uses something similar from Bridgedale
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nbt, I have particularly big calf muscles wink
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katiebeagle, Wearing "proper" socks (i.e. shaped, with a heel) for the forst time was a revelation for me,


I pushed the boat out last year and spent all of £3.50 on some Head sock with padding and they are the dog's bits! Same as you - ditched the tubes.
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I wear tubes until they get smelly the through them away Very Happy
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rayscoops, Post edited as I get your drift Embarassed
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katiebeagle, you should have edited 'skis' to 'board' wink
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Was at the Maxx tonight. Unbelievable yet again. Quiksilver Tundra pants in Saddle Brown £40 (http://www.quiksilver.com/products/detail.aspx?id=3005). Incredible for a pair of Gore-tex pants. They go perfect with my Olive Green Quiksilver Gravity jacket (also Gore-tex) (http://www.cheapboards.nl/detail_pagina2.asp?ProductID=221) that I got last year in the same place for £70. I reckon it's upwards of 450 quids worth of gear for just over a tonne. Saw the Futura design pants too. Now if the Maxx did skis/snowboards...

edited: found webpage for the jacket (if anyone's interested)


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rayscoops, Just not paying attention am I? Crying or Very sad
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loads of stuff at may local mega Maxx again, but especially so for the girls - much better choice than mens now. I may just have to get some girly sallopets (sp) as I believe the girls sizes naturally give a bit more ...... err ......... room for back bottom padding for us fellas Very Happy even shocking pink for Stab Very Happy
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Right, popping down there this evening after work then.
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Yep, giries are getting the better deal this year though I did pick up a nice Trespass softshell in two-tone grey and some beautiful leather Phenix gloves for £14 . . . the labels got mixed up and the sales assistant put the wrong price tag on the one extra large pair . . . Embarassed Twisted Evil Twisted Evil 'posed to be 35 squid.
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I picked up a pair of West Scout salopettes that were marked down to £30. The 'original' price was marked as £168. I've no idea how true that original price is or in fact who West Scout are. But I'm well chuffed (unless someone tells me West Scout are rubbish and they'll fall apart in the suitcase). There was a matching jacket which I really liked and it felt really comfortable except that it was like a bomber style jacket, if you lift your arms the jacket rides up above the waist.

One tip: don't necessarily trust the sizes on the tags. I was looking for size large and the hanger and tag both said XL so I ignored them first. Then checked the inside label and it said large. Tried them on and they fitted perfect.
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Jeraff wrote:
One tip: don't necessarily trust the sizes on the tags. I was looking for size large and the hanger and tag both said XL so I ignored them first. Then checked the inside label and it said large. Tried them on and they fitted perfect.


Yeah I noticed that the other day: hanger and tag said large label said small Sad
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yip, been caught out on the old size trick too

picked up one of those travel/sports towels for £7, large one that is the size of a sock rolled up - so may have a few uses wink
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Oops, I saw this thread from the home page and I've just noticed that its in the snowBoarding forum. Was it meant just for Boarders or should it be in the Equipment forum Embarassed
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Too late, I've already snuck in and swiped everything Twisted Evil.
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